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WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca

MONTEREY, California, 19 de marzo de 2024—Los eventos comunitarios son uno de los pilares impulsores de WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca. El fin de semana pasado fue un período de 12 horas muy ocupado con tres eventos que atrajeron a una variedad de visitantes al Área Recreativa de Laguna Seca. El personal de WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca ofreció su tiempo como voluntario para albergar la gran cantidad de actividades.

Para los ciclistas, Twilight Cycling ofrece una actividad segura y desafiante en el circuito de 2,238 millas. El paseo del viernes 15 de marzo fue popular para todas las edades y habilidades de equitación. «Nos gusta dar la bienvenida a las familias, que a veces vienen con triciclos para los más jóvenes, y se dirigen a la pista que normalmente está reservada para carreras de alta velocidad», comentó April Morris, directora de operaciones de WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca. “Ya sea que completen una vuelta o muchas en el trazado montañoso, salen con grandes sonrisas en sus rostros”.

That same evening when the sun set, astronomy clubs and the Monterey Institute for Research in Astronomy, an independent non-profit, conducted its first ever Race to Space. Held on Hospitality Island, the event went from 7:30 – 10:30 and more than 100 families arrived to stargaze and learn about the celestial galaxy. “It was incredible to peer into professional telescopes and see details of the moon, the planets and their moons, and even nebulas as the sky darkened,” commented Alicia Busa, communications manager at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca. “We didn’t know what to expect for this first one, but it far exceeded expectations while attracting a number of people who had only seen Laguna Seca on television.”

Twelve hours later on Saturday, more than 850 cars arrived for the quarterly Cars & Coffee gathering in the Hagerty Marketplace. Complimentary Captain + Stoker coffee was prepared by Coastal Roots Hospitality, Tanimura & Antle provided produce packages while guests wandered among nearly every make and model imaginable. From customs and Japanese classics to McLarens, Corvettes and Tesla Cybertrucks, it was a veritable automotive feast.

Cars & Coffee events also double as fundraisers for area not-for-profits. This past Saturday’s event collected a total of $3,735 in donations for the Blind & Visually Impaired Center of Monterey County.

“It is really gratifying to open Laguna Seca Recreation Area for these special community events,” commented John Narigi, president of WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca. “As stewards of this beautiful County of Monterey-owned park and race track, we want to continue welcoming people to enjoy it whether it is a community event or an exciting nail-biting race.”

The 2024 race season kicks of May 3-5 with the Mission Laguna Seca SpeedTour Trans Am race. It is followed May 10-12 with the return of America’s most advance sports cars for the Motul Course de Monterey powered by Hyundai N IMSA race. Then, May 17-19 is devoted to everything Ferrari for Ferrari Racing Days that features historic Formula One cars being expertly exercised.